This bed and breakfast located in Mexico's most charming colonial city along Ruta Maya features:
Five double bedrooms, each with fireplace and bath.
A large common area that includes a living room, dining room, and den, each with a fireplace.
Two courtyards with beautiful plantings.
Convenient access to the attractions of San Cristobal de Las Casas and nearby Mayan villages and ruins.
All the rooms are delightfully decorated with original hand crafts from different parts not just from Chiapas but from the southeast of Mexico. Each one has different details that make them unique.|
Each room has private bathroom and fireplace.
Habitació per a 2 persones ( es poden allotjar 3 persones com a màxim)
Mida aproximada de l’habitació : 3 m2
Detalls de l’habitació:
Lavabo amb dutxa, Làmpara d’escriptori, Connexió inalàmbrica a Internet, Vistes al jardí
Surrounding the classic front courtyard with its beautiful plantings, the common area includes a handsome living room, dining room, and den, each with fireplace. Two double bedrooms are also accessed from this courtyard. Enter back courtyard to three additional bedrooms.
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A wonderful cook is an integral part of the house and serves breakfasts to order. Guests have their choice of eating in the dining room or outside in either of the flower-filled courtyards. A full self-service bar is also provided.
For special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, or honeymoons, etc., arrangements can be made for special cakes as well as live mariachi or marimba music. Also, from time to time, artists, anthropologists, archaeologists, etc. are invited to Casa Felipe Flores for interesting conversation.
Atraccions y rodalies
San Cristobal de Las Casas is one of the oldest Spanish settlements in Mexico. Founded in 1528, it is characterized by churches, museums, warm-colored houses with red-tiled roofs, and a beautiful zocalo. Mayan descendants in their native dress are an integral part of the cultural life of the city.
Surrounded by forested hills, San Cristobal lies in the Jovel Valley. The town's altitude is 7200 feet, and daily temperatures range from 70-80 F/22-27c. San Cristobal feels much smaller in population than it is. Everything is within walking distance of Casa Felipe Flores although moderately priced taxi service is also available.
Chiapas is the southeastern most state of Mexico, and, until the 1800s, was part of Guatemala. Mayan influence is evident everywhere from Indian markets and holiday celebrations to several of the most important ruin sites in all of Mexico.
Most international airlines fly to Mexico City (MEX) where there are connecting flights to Tuxtla Gutierrez (TGZ). Continental/United Airlines offer direct flights to Tuxtla Gutierrez from Houston, Texas two days each week (Wednesdays and Saturdays). Transport from Tuxtla can be arranged with Casa Felipe Flores for the one hour drive to San Cristobal. Taxis and car rental are also available at the airport.
Casa Felipe Flores is the ideal headquarters for exploring the historic attractions of San Cristobal and the surrounding area.
Holidays and festivals are celebrated in San Cristobal, as well as the nearby Indian villages of San Juan Chamula, Zinacantan, Amatenango del Valle, Tenejapa, Huixtan, Mitontic, Oxchuc, and San Andres Larrainzar. Read more about Holidays and Festivals
Some of the most interesting ruin sites in Mexico and Central America are in Chiapas, including Palenque, Tonina, Yaxchilan, Bonampak, Tenam Puente, and Chinkultic, among others.
Hiking options include walks through pine forests, a climb to the Huetepec Cloud Forest, and guided or unguided tours of the city. Bike rentals and horseback riding excursions are available.
Language lessons are easily arranged as there are several schools in town. Teachers may be engaged by the hour, day, or week.
Mayan ruins are a key attraction of the area surrounding San Cristobal de las Casas.
Santo Domingo Church
The Cathedral, located on the main plaza, contains baroque altars, 17th and 18th century paintings, fine wood carvings and sculptures.
Santo Domingo Church, built between 1547 and 1560, is one of the largest in Mexico. Its facade is an example of typical Mexican Baroque.
Na-Bolom (House of the Jaguar) houses an archeological and ethnological museum and library. Founded by Danish archeologist Frans Blom and his wife Trudi, the foundation focuses on the Indians of Chiapas and their culture.
The Indian Market is located on the grounds of the Santo Domingo Church. Held every day, Mayan people come in from the villages to sell textiles, pottery, jewelry, and baskets as well as
items made of leather, tin, cotton, and wool.
The daily City Market is San Cristobal's central market. Located two blocks from the Indian market, it is the source of produce, meat, fresh flowers, furniture, charcoal, household goods, and clothing for much of the city's population.